The Illinois Prairie Pastel Society's (IPPS) show here at the Library kicks off their area art exhbit season. IPPS President Sue Scaife says that "interest in the pastel medium has grown...[and] it's the only painting medium using pure pigment held together by a neutral binder which doesn't affect the richness, vibrancy and luminosity of the colors used."

This IPPS exhibit features works from over thirty IPPS members including:

Chris Bedford Pat Kittilstad
Rosemary Buffington Gwen Lewis
Holly Claunch Phil Locascio
Shirley Clark Tracey Maras
Sandy Daniels Marilyn Merkley
Barbara Dove Debra Mielke
Barb Drake Terry Moore
Tracy Dunn Don Ramsey
Catherine Flynn Sheri Ramsey
Rich Ford Sue Scaife
Sandy Frank Mary Corrigan Stjern
Sue Goodpaster Steve Stoerger
Allie Goudy Kathy Summer
Margaret Hazlett Teresa Toler
Mary Lou Hicks Pat Wheat
Carol Kessler Rita Williams
George King Rita Young


The show will run from August-September 2019, and the Opening Reception will be held at the Library on Friday, August 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM.